After three weekends of travel from one side of the state to the other, my body finally rebelled against me yesterday. Call if food poisoning, call it a shut down, call it an inconvenience . . . it was a day spent on the couch alternating between sips of water and fading in and out of sleep. Our college trips to Penn State and Pitt went off with minor hitches (umm, PennDot? Perhaps closing down two lanes of traffic on a main artery getting out of Pittsburgh on a Saturday afternoon with temperatures reaching 90 degress might not be the best choice), and the girls got a fairly good overview of both schools.
The only good part of the trip was returning home . . . to this lovely yarn: Cider Moon's Pandora Rose. Thanks to the amazingly generous KarinB, I can now finish my Plane Project with the yarn I adore. That being said, this truly is a bittersweet knit since I know I can't get any more of it. Since most of my goals have been accomplished (sock one: done, Cobblestone body: done, laptop case: it's still Monday, people), I think that I'll set the goal of finishing the Plan Project by next Monday evening. I know it's a lot of knitting to do, but this project needs an end. Besides, I can take out all of my wedding aggression on the project.
The first Shellac sock is done and let me tell you, the bind-off was pure genius! I could actually get it over my heel and up my massive calf. Thank you so much, Carrie, for posting the link. I couldn't have done it without that tip. The sock will wait until the next week or so while the Plane Project is completed.
Now that Lola and I are both at our homes, we would like to announce the winners of our contest. Picking the random number generated one was easy . . . just push a button. But our favorite? Man, do you people make this hard! There were so many good entries that it was hard to narrow it down to just one, but without further ado (thanks, MC), our winners are: Natalie and Kristen! Please email us your addresses and we'll send out your box full of joy in a few days. To everyone who entered, why not submit your memoir to Smith Magazine's Six-Word Memoir? It might be published on their website or in the next paperback installment. And so you don't have to wade through all the entries, here are the winners:
Random number generated: Cats, yarn, books furnish a life by Natalie
Our favorite: Loved him, heart-broken, hoping for better by Kristen
Off to shower, sew, and eat (for the first time in 24-hours . . . one of those illnesses). Enjoy your day and if you are planning a wedding, don't try to accomplish everything in 30 days . . . your family can't handle the stress and will most likely call you silly names to your face.